The family of Mike Grimshaw aged 34 who was murdered in Sale Moor after being attacked with a knife on 20 July and sadly died in hospital have paid tribute to him.
His mother, Janet Grimshaw, said: “My son, Mike, was the most caring, patient and gentle person. A rock not only to his family, but to his many friends. He adored his daughter Erin and cherished the time spent with her.
“I cannot put into words how much my heart is broken and the sorrow I feel for his daughter, sister, niece, nephew, partner and her family, my extended family and all who knew him. He will be greatly missed.”
His sister, Emma Grimshaw, said: “Our hearts are heavy with the loss of my amazing brother and fantastic uncle to my heartbroken children.
“Mike has been my rock since the loss of my dad and I cannot imagine how life is going to be without him, he filled our lives with love and laughter and I am so proud to be able to say that he was my brother.
“I cannot find the words to explain how much he means to me but there will not be a day that goes by that he will not be missed.”